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15/09/2020 - Pandemic places pressure on addiction services
The pandemic lockdown triggered a huge upsurge in heavy drinking – leaving addiction services ill-equipped to deal with the problems, psychiatrists say today. More

09/09/2020 - UK alcohol report looks at harm to men
Efforts to reduce alcohol consumption among men need to confront the extent to which it is bound up with male identity in the UK, a report says today. More

04/09/2020 - Social smokers face disproportionate lung disease and cancer risk
So-called “social smokers” are more than twice as likely to die of lung disease and more than eight times as likely to die from lung cancer than non-smokers, a European conference hears today. More

30/07/2020 - Call to limit vaping ads to safeguard teenagers
Steps must be taken to stem the growth in e-cigarette use among teenagers, European experts say today. More

10/07/2020 - Different treatment needed for non-smoking lung cancer patients
Lung cancer in non-smokers is a different disease from that found in smokers and is likely to require different treatment, a new study published last night has found. More

26/06/2020 - Vaping increases health risks, especially from Covid-19 - new analysis
Smoking and vaping may increase the risk of people being infected by Covid-19, suffering worse symptoms and dying from it, according to research published today. More

21/05/2020 - Alcohol harms should be part of Covid-19 recovery plans
Experts have called for action to help tackle the damage from drinking excess alcohol during the lockdown period. More

30/01/2020 - Doctors urged to watch vapers after deaths
Doctors have been urged to report any illnesses that could be linked to vaping after the first two cases of fatal lung injury were reported in the UK. More

21/01/2020 - Better outcomes for smokers who quit prior to surgery
Tobacco smokers who quit their habit four week or more before surgery reduce their risk of complications and tend to have better outcomes after six months, a new study has revealed. More

08/01/2020 - E-cigarettes aggravate tobacco stroke risk
E-cigarettes may increase the stroke risk caused by smoking normal cigarettes, researchers warned last night. More

19/12/2019 - Concern about cannabis effect on cardiac system
New evidence suggests long-term use of cannabis may affect the structure of the heart, researchers reported last night. More

19/12/2019 - Men finally turning from tobacco
For the first time the number of men who use tobacco, globally, may be about to fall, according to estimates published today. More

05/12/2019 - Vaping linked to rare lung condition
Leading lung specialists have called for health authorities to withdraw approval for vaping as the first evidence emerged of a new kind of lung damage caused by the practice. More

28/11/2019 - High risk women revealed by neonatal abstinence syndrome
The mortality risk for mothers of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome is 11 times greater than normal, according to a new analysis. More

12/11/2019 - E-cigarette fluid linked to lung inflammation
Fluid found in e-cigarettes could cause a potentially life threatening lung inflammation, doctors warn today. More

16/10/2019 - Tobacco still biggest global cancer risk
Tobacco remains the single biggest cause of cancer deaths worldwide, according to a new global cancer atlas published today. More

02/09/2019 - Risk factors main cause of young coronary artery disease - conference
Only a minority of young patients with coronary artery disease are victims of genetics, according to analysis presented at a major conference. More

27/06/2019 - Cost benefits of vaping
Smokers who switch to vaping can cut their bills for nicotine by two thirds, according to an analysis published today. More

20/06/2019 - Low awareness of alcohol-breast cancer link
Fewer than half of health care staff at breast clinics are aware of the link between breast cancer and alcohol, researchers have found. More

30/05/2019 - Chaos study identifies pregnancy alcohol damage
Any consumption of alcohol in pregnancy is not safe because of changes it can cause to the brain, according to Scottish researchers. More

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